Check this out. What you will see is the kind of creative insight that is increasingly needed in these perilous times. The realization that we can’t build enough ventilators to handle the number of COVID-19 patients that will require them, no matter how much we “flatten the curve” and get GM and Ford involved. So, what do we need to do? We need to move the ventilators we have around to service particular geographic areas that are being hardest hit at the moment. And this blogging physician is correct. This requires a centralized effort overseen by military logistics experts, rather than 50 State Governors, Jared Kushner and myriad others playing on a large-scale version of eBay, attempting to outbid each other.
Bottom Line. What do we learn from this piece? We learn that defining a problem correctly probably takes us at least halfway to a solution. When we stop thinking about how fast can we build hundreds of thousands of respirators, and start thinking about how can we best move around the ones we’ve got, we leave the world of fantasy and enter the world of reality.
And that is a really big deal!